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‘Kiss of Love’: Why, asks Shobhana

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 27/03/2014: Actor and danseuse Shobhana at a function, in Thiruvananthapuram on March 27, 2014. Governor Sheila Dikshit (not in pic.) presented the Kalaratna 2013 fellowship of the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi to artiste Shobhana at a function in Thiruvananthapuram on March 27, 2014.Photo: S. Mahinsha

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 27/03/2014: Actor and danseuse Shobhana at a function, in Thiruvananthapuram on March 27, 2014. Governor Sheila Dikshit (not in pic.) presented the Kalaratna 2013 fellowship of the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi to artiste Shobhana at a function in Thiruvananthapuram on March 27, 2014.Photo: S. Mahinsha   | Photo Credit: MAHINSHA

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Actor Shobhana on Monday indicated her disapproval of the “Kiss Of Love” campaign against moral policing, saying kissing is a personal matter.

“I don’t know why they are doing it? It is a very personal matter and a personal issue. Now, you might say that it’s okay but in hearts of hearts you will not want your daughter to do this (kissing somebody publicly),” she said.

“Kiss Of Love” protest generated controversy in Kerala, the home state of the actor, and Karnataka where the police did not allow it to take place recently. The protest was marred by sporadic violence in parts of Kerala’s Kozhikode district creating a tense situation.

Shobhana is in the city to announce her latest production ’Samadhina’ (Trance) scheduled to be showcased on December 20 here. ‘Samadhina’ is a quest to present Bharatanatyam in an eclectic and spiritual form.

Shobhana rued there is a fear among people to speak the truth on isues like “Kiss Of Love” because of the fear of distortion of their statements.

“Nobody is actually saying what they really want to. And, if somebody says something, then someone else distorts the statements and hence there is fear among people to say the truth,” she said.

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